Confederate Cemetery, Dekalb County, GA

CONFEDERATE CEMETERY, DEKALB COUNTY, GA

Submitted: 09-14-2000


Confederate Veterans Buried in Stone Mountain City Cemetery, intersection
of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Silver Hill Drive, and Memorial Drive,
Stone Mountain, Georgia (DeKalb County)

Compiled September 2000 by Chris Davis, Historian, The Confederate
Memorial Camp 1432, Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
Stone Mountain & Decatur, Georgia, TheCarving@juno.com.

Confederate service of each veteran is supplied in [brackets] after his grave stone information.

At the front of the cemetery are the graves of 150 unknown Confederate
soldiers who died as casualties of the battle of Atlanta in the
summer of 1864. Their graves are marked by small white stones. Veterans
Administration markers record the numbers of soldiers buried in
each row. Georgia historical marker 044-42A inside the cemetery
entrance records the following:

Here sleep, known but to God, approximately one hundred and fifty
Confederate soldiers, most of whom died from disease, or wounds
in the Confederate hospitals that were located near this spot. Some
were killed in a skirmish with Federal raiders near here on July 19, 1864.
Although Federal troops raided and burned part of this city, Confederate
hospitals were not molested. Brave and gallant Confederate women
rendered valuable aid in caring for soldiers in Confederate hospitals here and elsewhere.

After the war, two DeKalb Confederate veterans, Ransom M. Thompson
and Dr. John L. Hamilton, donated large tracts of adjoining land
to increase the cemetery's size to more than 16 acres. Both Thompson and Hamilton are buried there.

Cemetery Entrance Gate inscribed:
ERECTED TO THE
MEMORY
OF THE
SOLDIERS
OF THE
CONFEDERACY
BY
STONE MOUNTAIN
CHAPTER U.D.C.
1930

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Capt. F. M. ALLEN
Born
July 5, 1827.
Died
March 4, 1872.
Gone but not forgotten.
[Francis M. Allen was Captain, Company H ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry]

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JAMES ALLEN
May 31, 1828
Apr. 19, 1900
Gone but not forgotten
[James Allen was a Private, Company F, 35th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Veterans Administration marker]
William C. Austin
Co E
7 GA Inf
C.S.A.
[William C. Austin was a Private, Company E, 7th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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GEO. P. BRADLEY
BORN
JAN. 2, 1823.
DIED
AUG. 20, 1862
A kind husband and a
loving father, he died in
peace with God.
[Death year incorrect on this stone. This original marker broken; removed in 1999]

[Veterans Administration replacement marker]
Serg
George P Bradley
CO H
8 GA INF
STATE GUARDS
CSA
JAN 2 1823
AUG 20 1872
[The Reverend George P. Bradley was a Sergeant, Company H ("Stone
Mountain Guards"), 8th Regiment Georgia State Guards]

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In Memory of
JOHN M. BRADLEY
Born
Feb. 22, 1845.
Died May 5, 1890.
Dearest loved one we have laid thee
[This original marker broken and lying on ground near grave; remainder
of inscription is indecipherable]

[Replacement headstone]
BRADLEY
FATHER
JOHN M.
FEB. 22, 1845
MAY 5, 1890
[John M. Bradley was a Private, Company H ("Stone Mountain Guards"),
8th Regiment Georgia State Guards]

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[Veterans Administration marker]
E. F. CAMP
CO H
2 GA CAV
C.S.A.
1836 - 1925
[E. F. Camp was a Private, Company H, ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry]

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[Common plot headstone]
CARTER

E. A. CARTER
1845-1916
[Eliphaze Andrew Carter was a Private, Company A, 25th Battalion
Infantry (Lee's) Provost Guard; Member]

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[Original marker]
AUGUSTUS
COCHRAN
D 8 16 1863

[Additional Veterans Administration headstone]
AUGUSTUS T COCHRAN
PVT CO F 36 GA VOL INF
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
1833 1863
[Augustus T. Cochran was a Private, Company F, 36th Regiment Georgia
Volunteer Infantry. Augustus Cochran was originally buried in the
Wells Cemetery but his remains were removed to Stone Mountain Cemetery
in 1970 with the rest of the Wells family when the land was taken
to develop Stone Mountain Industrial Park.]

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W. V. CRONIC
JULY 7, 1836
MAR 29, 1898
[William Vardy Cronic was a Private, Company H, ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Georgia Cavalry]

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[Veterans Administration marker]
SGT
W. F. A. DICKERSON
CO D
38 REGT
GA INF
CSA
JUL 25 1840
JUN 30 1926
[William F. A. Dickerson was a Sergeant, Company D, ("McCullough
Rifles"), 38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Veterans Administration marker]
CORP
JAMES A. J. DUREN
CO H
2 REGT
GA CAV
CSA
JUL 14 1830
MAR 31 1909

[Footstone]
J. A. J.
DUREN
[James Andrew Jackson Duren was a Corporal, Company H, ("Magruder
Dragoons"), 2nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry]

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[Veterans Administration marker]
RUFUS P FERGUSON
PFC CO A 42 REGT GA INF
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
NOV 1843 MAY 1925
[Rufus P. Ferguson/Furgerson was a Corporal, Company A, ("Gwinnett
Beauregards"), 42nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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FOARD
ROBERT O.
1847-1916
[Robert O. Foard was a Private, Company F, 1st Regiment North Carolina Cavalry]

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[Grave for Solomon Gibson now unmarked and location lost, but carving
on original headstone recorded by Franklin Garrett]
In Memory of
SOLOMON GIBSON
Born
Aug 18th 1834,
Died Jan'y 29th
1888
Gone but not forgotten
[Solomon Gibson was a Private, 3rd Company C, 12th Battalion Georgia Artillery]

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PAUL TURNER GOLDSMITH
Son of
Turner & Maria Louisa
GOLDSMITH
Born Oct. 18, 1844
in Charleston, S.C.
Died Nov. 3, 1868
We loved thee much
[Paul Turner Goldsmith was a Cadet Private, Company B, Georgia Military Institute (Caper's Battalion)]

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In Memory of
JOHN W. GOZA
Born May 28th 1835
Died Nov. 17th 1862
A vol. in Capt. L. P. Thomas
Co. 42nd Reg. Ga. Volunteers
[John W. Goza was a Private, Company A, ("Gwinnett Beauregards"),
42nd Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[On southern face of obelisk marked "HILL"]
JAMES R. HADAWAY
BORN SEPT. 30, 1830
DIED SEPT. 6, 1920
[James R. Hadaway was a Corporal, Company E, 7th Regiment Alabama Cavalry]

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DR. J. L. HAMILTON
DIED OCT. 1, 1889,
AGED 61 YEARS,
2 MONTHS, 29 DAYS.
[Dr. John L. Hamilton was Surgeon, Confederate States Army]

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FATHER
THOMAS W.
AUG. 15, 1818
MAY 16, 1887
HARDMAN
[Thomas W. Hardman was a Private, Company B, 1st Georgia Regiment Infantry Reserves (Fannin)]

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W F HARDMAN
APRIL 12 - 1826
MAY 4 - 1911
[William F. Hardman was a Private, Clemons' Company, Georgia Infantry]

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[Carving on top of above-ground vault]
In Memory of
BENJAMIN F. HARRIS
Son of
H. C. And L. R. Harris
Born September the 1st 1841
Died July the 30th 1870
Aged 28 Years and 11
Months

[Additional Veterans Administration headstone]
PVT
BENJAMIN F HARRIS
CO H
2 GA CAV
CSA
SEP 1 1841
JUL 30 1870
[Benjamin F. Harris was a Private, Co. D, 1st Confederate Regiment
and Private, Company H, ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Georgia Cavalry]

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JAMES C. HARRIS
APR. 6, 1843
NOV. 19, 1899
[James C. Harris was a Sergeant, Company D, ("McCullough Rifles"),
38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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FATHER
WILLIAM DAVID
HARRIS
SEPT. 9, 1843
AUG. 29, 1928
[William David Harris was a Private, Company F, 25th Battalion Infantry Provost Guard]

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J. F. HENDERSON
1846-1920
[James F. Henderson was a Private, Company H, 2nd Georgia Reserve Infantry]

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HENDRIX
JOHN T.
MAR. 12, 1835
JAN. 29, 1911
[John T. Hendrix was a Private, Company L, 1st Regiment Georgia Regulars]

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HERNDON
MILTON A.
1846 - 1933

[Additional Veterans Administration marker laid lengthwise on top of grave]
MILTON A.HERNDON
CO. G
43 GA INF.
C.S.A.
[Milton Andrew Herndon was a Private, Company G ("Rebel Guards"
or "Mintz Invincibles"), 43rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[On eastern face of obelisk marked "HILL"]
SAMUEL J. HILL
WAS BORN
NOV. 20, 1831
DIED JULY 15, 1864
BURIED IN
PETERSBURG VA
[Samuel J. Hill is identified with Private S. J. Hill, Company A
("Georgia Volunteers"), 19th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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J. J. HIX
BORN
JULY 25, 1848
DIED
JAN. 5, 1895
[James J. Hix was a Private, Company K, 2nd Regiment Georgia Reserve Infantry]

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In Memory of
HIRAM J. HOLLEY
Born
May 14th 1827,
Died May 23rd 1883;
Our father and mother are gone,
They lie here with the sod;
Dear parents, thow we miss you so much
We know you rest with God
[Hiram J. Holley was a Private, Company D, ("McCullough Rifles"),
38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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PAPA
N. N. HUMPHREYS
BORN MAY 8, 1848
DIED MAR. 30, 1914

[Additional Veterans Administration headstone]
N N HUMPHREY
PVT 2 REGT GA RES CAV CSA
MAY 8 1848 MARCH 30 1914
[Nathaniel Nicholson Humphrey (Humphreys) was a Private, 2nd Regiment
Georgia Reserve Cavalry (Capt. W. C. Humphreys' Company)]

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B. T. IVIE,
BORN
NOV. 27, 1841
DIED
JULY 1, 1908
[This original marker broken; removed in 1999]

[Veterans Administration replacement marker]
PVT
BENJAMIN THOMAS IVIE
CO G
COBB'S LEGION
GA INF
CSA
NOV 27 1841
JUL 1 1908

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Father
M. A. KILLIAN
FEB. 11, 1829
AUG. 16, 1900
We trust in God to
meet again.
[Miles Andrew Killian was a Private, Clemons' Company, Georgia Infantry]

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ELIHU PADEN LANFORD
1825-1912
[Elihu Paden Lanford was a Private, Company A, 25th Battalion Infantry
(Lee's) Provost Guard and 2nd Company A, 1st Confederate Infantry Battalion]

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[Inscribed on the back of headstone for Nancy Lanear]
Presley Lanear.
Born 1820. 38 Ga C.S.A.
Killed at Spottsylvania C.H.
May 12, 1864
[Presley Lanier was a Private, Company D, ("McCullough Rifles"),
38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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W. J. LEE
BORN
MARCH 12, 1833
DIED
JUNE 9, 1907
[William J. Lee was a Private, Co. D, 1st Confederate Regiment and
Company H, ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Georgia Cavalry]

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J. A. MACKIN
JULY 13, 1832
JUNE 2, 1909
Farewell my wife and children
all from you a Father, Christ
doth call.
[James A. Mackin was a Sergeant, Company I ("The Hutchins Guard"),
16th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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LUTHER
MASON
JAN. 10, 1828
AUG. 12, 1905
[Luther Mason was a Corporal, 3rd Company C, 12th Battalion Georgia Artillery]

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In Memory of
J. H. F. MATTAX
Born
Nov. 3rd 1829
Died Aug. 26th 1889
Sing on in thy radient glory; sing!
'Tis the strain thou didst love upon earth;
Strike louder the harp of your golding string-
Praise him who has given you birth.
[John H. F. Mattax was at various times Captain, Company F ("Gwinnett
Independent Blues"), 24th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant,
Troop H, 10th Cavalry, Georgia State Guards; and Corporal, Company
K, 13th Regiment Georgia Cavalry]

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JOHN F.
McCLELLAND
JUNE 29, 1840
JUNE 24, 1885
[John Forsyth McClelland was a Lieutenant, Company I, 44th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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JOHN WILSON McCURDY
1836-1922
[John Wilson McCurdy was a First Lieutenant, Company D, ("McCullough
Rifles"), 38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry;]

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[Veterans Administration headstone]
SGT
PHIL B McCURDY
CO D
38 GA INF
C S A
[Philip Burford McCurdy was a Sergeant, Company D, ("McCullough
Rifles"), 38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry; Member, United Confederate Veterans]

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FATHER
E. N. NASH
OCT. 18, 1844
MAY 25, 1914
[Edward Newton Nash was a Private, Company F, 36th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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F. M. NASH
Born
Sept. 30, 1827
Died
Feb. 4, 1904
[Francis Marion Nash is identified with Private F. M. Nash, Company
H ("Stone Mountain Guards"), 8th Regiment Georgia State Guards]

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I. N. NASH
1843-1913
[Isaac Newton Nash was a Corporal, Company D, ("McCullough Rifles"),
38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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J. O. NEWSOME
APR. 21, 1828
MAR, 1, 1889
Resting in hope of a
glorious resurrection
[James Oliver Newsome was a Private, Company B, 35th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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MY HUSBAND &
OUR FATHER,
ELWIN l.
PHILLIPS.
BORN
DEC. 31, 1844
DIED
MAY 14, 1887
God is love
1st John 4-16

[Footstone]
ELWIN LITCHFIELD
PHILLIPS
DEC. 31, 1844
MAY 14, 1887
[Elwin Litchfield Phillips was a Sergeant, Company B, 16th Battalion
Georgia Cavalry (13th Regiment Georgia Cavalry)]

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THEY ARE NOT DEAD
BUT SLEEPETH.
ISAAC B. POPE
SEPT. 30, 1832
JAN. 5, 1881
[Isaac B. Pope was a Private, Company C, Cobb's Legion (Infantry)]

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JOHN G. RANKIN
1816-1902
[John Gray Rankin was a Captain, Company D, ("McCullough Rifles"),
38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Common plot headstone]
SANDERS

[Individual headstone]
REV. B. S.
1834-1920
[The Reverend Britton Sanders was a Lieutenant, Company D, 16th
Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Nine-inch carving of a Confederate Medal of Honor inscribed "J. L. Sawyer" at top of stone]
J. L. SAWYER
OCT. 21, 1847
JAN. 19, 1916
CO. B, 7TH GA.
[John L. Sawyer was a Private, Company B, 7th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Main obelisk]
JOHN W. SCRUGGS,
NOV. 19, 1820
JULY, 8, 1902.
SCRUGGS

[Individual headstone]
JOHN W.
SCRUGGS
NOV. 19, 1820.
JULY 8, 1902.
[John W. Scruggs was a Private, Company H ("Stone Mountain Guards"),
8th Regiment Georgia State Guards]

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JAMES M. SHEPARD
BORN
FEB. 14, 1835
DIED
SEPT. 15, 1904
[James M. Shepard was a Captain, Company D, 2nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Cavalry]

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JAMES R. SMITH
DEC. 26, 1831
JAN. 31, 1910
He died as he lived--
a Christian
[James R. Smith was a Lieutenant, Company F, 36th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Plate on a cast iron gate to family plot; no grave stone]
GEO. L. SUMMEY
1825 1897
[George L. Summey was a Postmaster, Confederate States Postal Service]

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JESSE B. TALIAFERRO
1835-1887
C.S.A.

[Additional Veterans Administration headstone]
SGT.
JESSE B. TALIAFERRO
CO. E
1 GA REGULARS
C.S.A.
[Jesse Boland Taliaferro was a Sergeant, Company E, 1st Regiment Georgia Regulars]

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In loving remembrance
of
T. J. THOMAS
Died June 19, 1891
Aged 52 Years
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so lone;
Thou no more will join our number
Thou no more our song will know
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
And in heaven with joy to greet thee
When no farewell tears are
shed.
[This original marker broken; removed in 1999]

[Veterans Administration replacement headstone]
PVT
THOMAS J THOMAS
CO D
38 REGT
GA INF
CSA
MAY 17 1836
JUN 19 1891
[Thomas Jefferson Thomas was a Private, Company D, ("McCullough
Rifles"), 38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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A. J.
THOMPSON
born
July 28, 1824.
Murdered
Dec. 20, 1876.
[Andrew Jackson Thompson was a Private, 3rd Company C, 12th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery]

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[Veterans Administration headstone]
RANSOM M. THOMPSON
CO K
2 GA RES
CSA
[Ransom Martin Thompson was a Private, Company K, 2nd Regiment Georgia Reserve Infantry]

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[Brass plate on top of an above-ground vault]
G. P. TROUT
BORN MAY 10 1839
DIED FEB 1 1923
WOUNDED IN THE BATTLE
OF ATLANTA.
I REMEMBER WHEN I FOUGHT
FOR GOD AND YOU, WONT YOU
REMEMBER ME WITH LOVE
FOR GOD AND ME.
[George Pressley Trout was a Private, Company H ("Jackson County
Blues"), 43rd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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JOHN P. TUGGLE
1847-1906
[John Pinckney Tuggle was a Private, Company D, 27th Battalion Georgia Infantry]

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GEORGE RILEY WELLS
SEPT. 17, 1838 - JAN. 5, 1919
WELLS
[George Riley Wells was a Second Lieutenant, Company D, ("McCullough
Rifles"), 38th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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[Headstone with Masonic emblem]
THOMAS P. WELLS
Born
May 4, 1828
Died
June 27, 1906
Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see
God
[Thomas P. Wells was a Private, Company F, 36th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry and in
Company I, 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]

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WILBURN R. WELLS
FEB. 22, 1833
JULY 12, 1906
2ND LIEUTENANT OF CO. K
2ND REGT. GA. RESERVE INF.
C.S.A.
[Wilburn Ransela Wells was a Private, Company F, 36th Regiment Georgia
Volunteer Infantry; Private, Company H ("Stone Mountain Guards"),
8th Regiment Georgia State Guards; and Second Lieutenant, Company
K, 2nd Regiment Georgia Reserve Infantry]

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J. T. WILLINGHAM
BORN MARCH 30, 1836
DIED MAY 7, 1889
[John Thomas Willingham was a Lieutenant, 3 Company C, 12th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery]

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Father
MICHAL WINNINGHAM
Born
July 18th 1812
Died April 12th
1876
[Michal Winningham was a 1st Lieutenant, 3rd Company, 34th Military
District Georgia Militia. He reputedly dug first grave in Stone Mountain Cemetery.]

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[Headstone with Masonic emblem]
OLIVER
WINNINGHAM
JUNE 2, 1831
NOV. 29, 1914
[Oliver Winningham was a Captain, Company H, ("Magruder Dragoons"), 2nd Regiment Georgia Cavalry]


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